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Quick Stats
Lesotho is an enclaved country within the border of South Africa. It is one of only three independent states completely surrounded by the territory of another country. Lesotho is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq miles). Its capital and largest city is Maseru. The official language is Sesotho.


Country office contacts
House No. 01 Qiloane Street
Thetsane West Maseru
Phone: +266 59390202 | +266 56529487

Meet the Team

Issues affecting children and young people in Lesotho

  • HIV/Aids: More than any other country in the region, the kingdom of Lesotho is marked by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Nearly 130,000 children have lost their parents to the disease and need special care and protection.
  • Housing, especially in rural settings still need improvement.
  • Inadequate nutrition
  • Weak child protection systems
  • Unsatisfactory access
  • Water deprivation
  • Poor sanitation
  • Inadequate social protection for vulnerable children
  • Negatively affected economic resources

Our Impact




Repssi Work In Lesotho

  • Delivers the Community Based Work with Children and Youth (CBWCY) certificate programme and the Teachers’ Diploma in Psychosocial Care Support and Protection.
  • Offers other short term training in Psychosocial Support to partners and organisations around the country.
  • Participates in activities that focus on child protection and children’s wellbeing in the country. This includes activities such as the National OVC Coordinating Committee (NOCC), workshops, the CSO Working Team and Letsema network of community-based organizations working with children`s issues in Lesotho.
  • Partnered with the YWCA to focus on ending child marriage in Berea, Mafeteng and Maseru districts. Facilitated community conversations on early marriage and improving safe access to school for all children


Lesotho Team

Palesa Pampiri
Country Representative palesa.pampiri@repssi.org Mobile Phone: 266 57883080